The position is responsible for providing advanced life support for critically ill/injured patients at the scene or inter-hospital facility as part of an air transport team, under the stresses of flight and hazardous environmental conditions.
- Evaluates the scene of an accident; triages patients and provides advanced life support.
- Assists with locating and establishing a landing zone for the aircraft.
- Provides and oversees direct patient care assessing and evaluating actual or potential health problems both while the patient is being extricated and during transport.
- Assists in performing rescue operations using a variety of equipment to include snowshoes and snowmobiles; the ability to lift patients from various locations utilizing ropes, scoops, boards, stretchers, gurneys and KED.
- Plans, evaluates and implements interventions for solving patient care problems according to needs and established nursing protocols.
- Transfers patients and equipment from aircraft, cart and gurney during the loading and unloading transport operations.
- Provides written support documentation for BLS transports.
- Maintains a safe and therapeutic patient care environment.
- Trains and assists new staff either at the scene or an inter-hospital facility.
- Provides advanced life support care or performs specific tasks in the Emergency
Department: during non-productive periods.
- Provides in-patient I.V. services as required.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
- Ability to deal with the hazards involved in assessing and providing care to patients.
- Ability to lift and carry various weight and diameters of equipment.
- Ability to function during regularly scheduled, 12 hour, extended or alternative shifts.
- Ability to display mental and emotional stamina in situations dealing with death, multiple patients, family members, etc.
- Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.
- Ability to provide care to the population served.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.
- Demonstrated knowledge and use of a variety of equipment to include: ProPaqs, Minimed Pump, Lifepaks, and other miscellaneous tools and equipment used in rescue and transport operations.
- Demonstrated ability to function calmly and competently in high stress situations.
- Five years experience with a provider agency.
All of the following license(s)
- ACLS card or obtain one within six months of hire.
- Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.
- Current certification to practice as a Paramedic in the State of Utah.
- Certification to practice as a Paramedic in the State of Wyoming within 30 days of hire.
At least one of the following license(s)
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification.
- Pediatric Education for the Pre-hospital Professional (PEPP) certification.
- Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) or within one year of hire.
- Critical Care Paramedic or National Fligt Paramedic certifications.